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Review Papers | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
A Survey Report On Stress Level's Effect on Outside Beam Column Joints While Remodeling
Onkar Yadav | Ajay Kumar  | Sameer Kumar
Abstract: Most structures, including industrial, commercial, and residential buildings, are constructed using reinforced concrete (RCC). While these structures generally perform well under normal conditions, they can sustain significant damage in the face of major earthquakes or higher load impositions. Retrofitting such structures presents a more complex challenge for structural engineers compared to constructing new buildings. This complexity arises from various factors such as non - engineered construction practices and general wear and tear that existing buildings may exhibit. Rather than demolishing the entire structure, a more feasible approach is to strengthen the deficient structural elements. Thanks to advancements in technology, non - destructive testing methods can easily identify these weak elements. Once identified, the optimal solution is to retrofit these elements. Retrofitting differs from repair or rehabilitation, as it involves strengthening and improving the performance of deficient structural elements or the entire structure as a whole. This can be achieved by enhancing the strength, stiffness, and/or ductility of specific components or the entire building, depending on the specific requirements. In some cases, a combination of these measures may be chosen. Retrofitting at the individual member or element level is known as local retrofitting.
Keywords: Retrofitting, Reinforced concrete (RCC), Deficient structural elements, Non destructive testing, Strength, stiffness, and ductility enhancement, Concrete
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 358 - 362